Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center
Chiropractor & Automobile Accident Injury Specialists located in University District, Seattle, WA
Lower back pain is a common pain condition that affects eight out of 10 Americans at some point during their lives. Though not usually serious, your lower back pain may be debilitating and interfere with your daily life. At Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center in Seattle, Washington, experienced chiropractors, Jas Walia, DC and Laura Fairbrook, DC offer the best chiropractic care for relief of lower back pain. To schedule a consultation, contact the office by phone or click the online booking tool.
Lower Back Pain Q&A
What is lower back pain?
Lower back pain refers to any discomfort you experience in the region of your back located between your lowest rib and buttocks. This area of your back supports much of the weight of your upper body and is susceptible to pain and injury.
Your pain symptoms may vary in type and severity, ranging from a dull annoying ache to sharp debilitating pain. Though lower back pain develops at any age, it’s more common among adults between the ages of 35 and 55.
What causes lower back pain?
Lower back pain often develops without any specific cause easily identified by your doctor or an imaging study. Some of the common conditions linked to lower back pain include:
- Strained muscles or tendons
- Sprained ligaments
- Muscle spasms
- Bulging or ruptured disc
- Skeletal irregularities
- Abnormal curvature of the spine
Many people develop lower back pain due to the degenerative changes that occur in the spine as they get older, a condition referred to as spondylosis.
What can I expect during a lower back pain evaluation?
You can expect a comprehensive evaluation at Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center when you come in seeking relief from your lower back pain. The purpose of your exam is to develop an accurate diagnosis so you get the most effective treatment.
During your evaluation, the team at Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center reviews your medical history, current medications, ongoing medical conditions, traumatic and surgical history, and general lifestyle. The team also asks detailed questions about your symptoms and conducts a physical exam.
Diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays or MRIs, may also be requested. Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center also offers in-office advanced diagnostic testing with the Myovision ScanVision™ to find the exact location of abnormal muscle activity and DynoROM™ to assess muscle movement during activity.
What can I expect during lower back pain treatment?
Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center develops individualized lower back pain treatment plans based on your diagnosis, medical history, and overall health. Your treatment plan may include:
- Chiropractic care
- Activator Method®
- Nutritional counseling
- Exercise or rehabilitation program
The goal of treatment focuses on restoring function, preventing further injury, and relieving your pain.
To get relief from your lower back pain, contact Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.